Digital Age in Semiotics & Communication, Vol. 5, 2022


Digital Age in Semiotics & Communication, Vol. 5, 2022

Kristian Bankov, editor-in-chief, NBU, Sofia, 2023. 248 p.


Digital Age in Semiotics & Communication, a journal from the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies at the New Bulgarian University and founded by Prof. Kristian Bankov, explores the new forms of knowledge, social and linguistic interaction, and cultural phenomena generated by the advent of the Internet.

A topic is chosen for each issue by the editors’ board, but the topics will be always related to the issues of the digital environment. The topic is announced with a call for papers and will also be available on our Facebook page (facebook.com/DigitASCjournal)

The working language of the journal is English. It uses double-blind review, meaning that both the reviewer’s and the author’s identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process.


The purpose of the journal is to provide a collaborative work field for scholars interested in researching new phenomena in the dynamic digital world. Our main purpose is to build a scientific bridge between the fields of semiotics, communications, social sciences and the problems of the digital era. We believe that our collaborations can raise the level of understanding for modern digital phenomena, providing both a solid theoretical framework and profound applied research.  

The pilot issue summarizes the whole research program of the Center and the journal in particular. It is open to various problems concerning developments in digital culture and phenomena. We are interested in working with scholars from different research and applied fields, such as semiotics (both applied and theoretical), communication studies, marketing and advertising, linguistics and literary studies, anthropology and ethnography, cognitive science and psychology, and computer science.



Editors for the current issue:
Evangelos Kourdis
Kristian Bankov


Digital Age in Semiotics & Communication.

Volume V, 2022: Translation and Transformation in Audiovisual and Digital Culture has been published in March, 2023


The translational dimension of culture has been highlighted by many important scholars of semiotics. The importance of translation as an information transfer cultural mechanism was addressed by Lotman (1990) in his study of the semiosphere, and the transmutation or transposition or intersemiotic tranalation of information was addressed by Jakobson (1959) and Eco (1976, 2001). In the last decades with the development of audiovisual translation and interart studies we have witnessed the application of semiotic theory to these fields of research as well. However, as more and more aspects of our culture are digitized, the application of semiotics to digital culture is a challenge that should perhaps be daunting given the speed with which this change takes place. The articles hosted in the present volume, through their originality, are only a foretaste of the direction in which contemporary culture has taken.    




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ISSN (Print) 2603-3585
ISSN (Online) 2603-3593